The Harlem Hamfats

The Harlem Hamfats was a Chicago jazz band formed in 1936. Initially, they mainly provided backup music for jazz and blues singers, such as Johnny Temple, Rosetta Howard, and Frankie Jaxon, for Decca Records. Their first record, "Oh! Red", became a hit, securing them a Decca contract for fifty titles, and they launched a successful recording career performing danceable music.

The group's inclusion in the dirty blues genre is due to such songs as "Gimme Some of that Yum Yum" and "Let's Get Drunk and Truck".

Birth and Death Data: Born 1936, Died 1938

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 99 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 62425 10-in. 7/20/1937 No need knockin' on the blind Frankie Half Pint Jaxon Musical group  
Decca 62643 10-in. 10/5/1937 Let your linen hang low-1 Rosetta Howard Musical group  
Decca 62644 10-in. 10/5/1937 If you're a viper Rosetta Howard Musical group  
Decca 62645 10-in. 10/5/1937 Rosetta blues Rosetta Howard Musical group  
Decca 62646 10-in. 10/5/1937 It's your turn Rosetta Howard Musical group  
Decca 62647 10-in. 10/5/1937 Let's fall in love again-1 Rosetta Howard Musical group  
Decca 62648 10-in. 10/5/1937 Worried mind blues Rosetta Howard Musical group  
Decca 62653 10-in. 10/6/1937 Gimme some of that yum yum yum Johnnie Temple Musical group  
Decca 62654 10-in. 10/6/1937 Hoodoo women Johnnie Temple Musical group  
Decca 62655 10-in. 10/6/1937 Mama's bad luck child Johnnie Temple Musical group  
Decca 62656 10-in. 10/6/1937 Mean baby blues Johnnie Temple Musical group  
Decca 62657 10-in. 10/6/1937 Tempo de bucket The Harlem Hamfats Musical group  
Decca 62658 10-in. 10/6/1937 You got the devil to pay The Harlem Hamfats Musical group  
Decca 62659 10-in. 10/6/1937 Time's a wastin' The Harlem Hamfats Musical group  
Decca 62660 10-in. 10/6/1937 Black gal you better use your head The Harlem Hamfats Musical group  
Decca 62661 10-in. 10/6/1937 Root hog or die The Harlem Hamfats Musical group  
Decca 62662 10-in. 10/6/1937 You got to be satisfied The Harlem Hamfats Musical group  
Decca 62663 10-in. 10/6/1937 Toodoe oo blues The Harlem Hamfats Musical group  
Decca 62664 10-in. 10/6/1937 Rampart and Gravier blues The Harlem Hamfats Musical group  
Decca 62665 10-in. 10/6/1937 What's on your mind? The Harlem Hamfats Musical group  
Decca 62674 10-in. 10/8/1937 Broken hearted blues The Harlem Hamfats Musical group  
Decca 63624 10-in. 4/20/1938 Don't start no stuff The Harlem Hamfats Musical group  
Decca 63635 10-in. 4/21/1938 Let me feel it The Harlem Hamfats Musical group  
Decca 63636 10-in. 4/21/1938 Little girl The Harlem Hamfats Musical group  
Decca 63637 10-in. 4/21/1938 I'd rather be with you The Harlem Hamfats Musical group  
(Results 1-25 of 99 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Harlem Hamfats, The," accessed October 25, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/320007.

Harlem Hamfats, The. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/320007.

"Harlem Hamfats, The." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 25 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/320007

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